Special one off mattress helps company fulfil £25,000 nook appeal pledge

Special one off mattress helps company fulfil £25,000 nook appeal pledge

Oct 20, 2017

A mattress made specifically to support the nook appeal being run by EACH has helped bring in a phenomenal £15,000

Mattressman, which is based in Norwich and has eight stores across East Anglia and London, pledged to raise £25,000 for the appeal when it signed up to the nook business network back in December 2015.

It donated £10,000 upfront and set about making a new mattress for families, which it called The Nook, to raise the rest.

The mattress was finished in the nook campaign colours and quilted with butterflies - symbolic of children’s hospice care - on the surface.

It featured everything from hypoallergenic fillings and flag-stitched handles to air vents and a five-year warranty, with a single costing £129 and a double £179 – so popular was the mattress, it sold out in record time!

A generous percentage of the proceeds went to the nook appeal and, with the help of in-store donations, Mattressman reached its fundraising target in just over 20 months.

Andrew Kerry, Director of Mattressman, says: “Mattressman is really proud to have raised this money for EACH. As the owner of a family business I know just how important it is to have family by your side, and knowing this money will help EACH build a brand new hospice that will benefit so many local families makes me feel honoured to have supported such a fantastic charity.”

Sophie Mayes says: “Mattressman has stores in many areas that families receiving care and support from EACH live, making this relationship a perfect fit.

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  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX